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Top Players Set to Battle for US Open 10-Ball Championship Title

CueSports International, Henderson, NV (July 12, 2017) — Thorsten ‘The Hit Man’ Hohmann, Rodney ‘The Rocket’ Morris, Shane ‘The South Dakota Kid’ Van Boening, and the legendary Francisco “Django” Bustamante are just a few of the top professional players who will compete at the US Open 10-Ball Championships July 17-19 at Griff’s in Las Vegas. Van Boening, the defending US Open 10-Ball Champion, is currently the top earning American pool player and is considered one of the greatest players of all time. He is a former US Open 10-Ball and US Open 8-Ball Champion who also holds multiple US Open 9-Ball titles. He likely isn’t planning to leave empty handed. Morris, of Lincoln, Calif., is always an exciting crowd favorite who has a resume loaded with championship titles. He is a former US Open 10-Ball Champion, winning the title in 2013, and returns this year with hopes of adding another cup to his collection. Bustamante, of the Philippines, has been a champion on the world stage for nearly three decades. He would love to add […]

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2016 US Open 10-Ball Championship Matches Released on YouTube

CueSports International, Henderson, Nevada (Nov. 28, 2016) – CSI is pleased to announce that the 2016 US Open 10-Ball Championship matches have been released on the CSI YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/csipool?sub_confirmation=1). Fourteen (14) matches featuring Shane Van Boening, Skylar Woodward, Alex Pagulayan, Rodney Morris, Justin Bergman, Mike Dechaine and more can be viewed in their entirety absolutely free! The 2016 US Open 10-Ball Championship was held July 20-22 at The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Below are the featured matches: Match #1: Danny Smith vs Mike Dechaine Match #2: Oscar Dominguez vs Donny Mills Match #3: Corey Deuel vs Ernesto Dominguez Match #4: Justin Bergman vs Jason Klatt Match #5: Thorsten Hohmann vs Billy Thorpe Match #6: Shane Van Boening vs Skylar Woodward Match #7: Oscar Dominguez vs Alex Pagulayan Match #8: Rodrigo Geronimo vs Billy Thorpe Match #9: Shane Van Boening vs Rodney Morris (Hot Seat Match) Match #10: Oscar Dominguez vs Skylar Woodward Match #11: Rodrigo Geronimo vs John Morra Match #12: Skylar Woodward vs John Morra Match #13: Shane Van […]

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Van Boening pockets eighth and ninth US Open titles

Van Boening pockets eighth and ninth US Open titles CueSports International, Henderson, NV (July 25, 2016) The 2016 US Open 8-Ball Championships became a Dakotas Duel Monday when Shane Van Boening, ‘The South Dakota Kid’ met Rory Hendrickson, of Fargo, N.D., in the finals of the prestigious tournament. The men have known each other for years, and the mutual respect was apparent as the match got underway with a handshake and smiles before the lag. Shane Van Boening of South Dakota won both the 2016 US Open 10-Ball Championship and the 2016 US Open 8-Ball Championship, which were held over the past week at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Van Boening beat Rory Hendrickson, of North Dakota, in the finals of the US Open 8-Ball Championship Monday. Then things got serious on the table as Van Boening and Hendrickson, the house professional at Fargo Billiards, went to work. Van Boening is undisputedly one of the best players in the U.S. and, therefore, expected to grind through a tough field to make […]

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2016 US Open 8-Ball Championship underway at The Rio

2016 US Open 8-Ball Championship underway at The Rio CueSports International, Henderson, NV (July 23, 2016) The winners’ side of the bracket is filled with heavy hitters after the first day of competition was complete at the 2016 US Open 8-Ball Championship at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Thorsten ‘The Hit Man’ Hohmann, Rodney ‘The Rocket’ Morris and the legendary Francisco Bustamante remain on the A-side of the bracket, along with Vilmos Foldes, Amar Kang, Jesse Bowman, Rory Hendrickson, Josh Roberts and Matt Edwards. The 63-player field was pared to 28 by the time the final rounds finished Saturday night. Some of those making early exits from the field included Mike Massey, Ernesto Dominguez, Sal Butera, Jason Klatt and Hunter Lombardo. The B side of the bracket is filled with champions, including Alex Pagulayan, John Schmidt, Shane ‘The South Dakota Kid’ Van Boening, who won the 2016 US Open 10-Ball Championship Friday and Mike “Fireball” Dechaine, the runner-up in the 2015 US Open 8-Ball Championships. Van Boening , who plays Greg […]

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Van Boening claims second US 10-Ball Championship title

Van Boening claims second US 10-Ball Championship title CueSports International, Henderson, NV (July 22, 2016) Shane Van Boening of South Dakota did what he did best Thursday at the US Open 10-Ball Championship at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino — break with consistency; pocket balls with deadly accuracy; and place the cue ball with precision. And so Van Boening was able to pocket a second US Open 10-Ball Championship, and the $10,000 prize that accompanied a silver cup. Van Boening’s tournament started strong, with wins over Chad Sholders, 10-4; Tommy Tokoph, 10-7; Georgi Georgiev, 10-5; Amar Kang, 10-6, and Sky Woodward, 10-5, before being bested by runner-up Rodney Morris in the hot seat match, 10-7. Morris forced Van Boening to the loser’s side of the bracket where he beat Canadian John Morra 10-6, to ensure himself a spot in the finals and another shot at Morris. Morris’ path to the hot seat included wins over Mitch Ellerman, Brandon Shuff, Vilmos Foldes, Jason Klatt and Morra. The finals match remained close until the score was […]

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Thorpe ends Hohmann’s hope of retaining US Open 10-Ball title

Thorpe ends Hohmann’s hope of retaining US Open 10-Ball title CueSports International, Henderson, NV (July 20, 2016) Young gun Billy Thorpe, 20, of Dayton, Ohio, nixed Thorsten Hohmann’s chances to retain the US Open 10-Ball Championship title the German, who now lives in Florida, earned in 2015. Thorpe beat Hohmann 10-8 in a loser’s side match late Wednesday evening. John Schmidt, former U.S. Open 9-Ball Champion from California, put Hohmann on the B side of the double-elimination bracket during the first round, 10-5. Hohmann then had a bye before beating Danny Smith of Toledo, Ohio 10-3. Thorpe also lost his first-round match to Amar Kang of California and then beat Kyle Pepin of Maine before facing Hohmann. Only 22 players remain of the 52-player field that started play Wednesday at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Thursday’s matches start at 10 a.m. with multiple world champion Shane Van Boening, of South Dakota, taking on Sky Woodward, of Kentucky, who has been on a winning streak this year, pocketing wins at the Chinook Winds Open, the […]

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US Open 10-Ball & US Open 8-Ball Championship Dates Changed

CueSports International, Henderson, NV (April 5, 2016) – The 2016 US Open 10-Ball Championship and 2016 US Open 8-Ball Championship dates have been changed to July 20-25. The two events were previously scheduled for July 22-29 during the BCAPL National Championships in Las Vegas, NV. However, the World 9-Ball Championship in Qatar, previously scheduled for September 12-23, changed its dates to July 25 – August 4. This created a conflict for players wanting to compete in both. For the benefit of the players and the betterment of all events, CSI has rescheduled the US Open 10-Ball and 8-Ball Championships. Stage I of the World 9-Ball Championships (July 25-28) is a qualification stage and will have little impact on US Open 10-Ball & US Open 8-Ball Championship participants. Stage II (July 29 – August 4) was the primary conflict. By rescheduling our events to end on July 25, players participating in Qatar will have ample time for travel. For those players not traveling to Qatar, we have modified the schedule of three other events to provide […]